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The Winning Team (1952)

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98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Poor health and alcoholism force Grover Cleveland Alexander out of baseball, but through his wife's faithful efforts, he gets a chance for a comeback and redemption.
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Writers
Ted Sherdeman (screenplay) | Seeleg Lester (screenplay) (story) | Merwin Gerard (screenplay) (story)
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Sidney Hickox (as Sid Hickox)
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Updated Jun 20, 1952

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Jun 20, 1952 (United States)

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Doris Day
Aimee Alexander Aimee Alexander   See fewer
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Ronald Reagan
Grover Cleveland Alexander Grover Cleveland Alexander   See fewer
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Frank Lovejoy
Rogers Hornsby Rogers Hornsby   See fewer
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Eve Miller
Margaret Killefer Margaret Killefer   See fewer
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James Millican
Bill Killefer Bill Killefer   See fewer
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Russ Tamblyn
Willie Alexander (as Rusty Tamblyn) Willie Alexander (as Rusty Tamblyn)   See fewer
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Gordon Jones
George Glasheen George Glasheen   See fewer
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Hugh Sanders
Joe McCarthy Joe McCarthy   See fewer
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Frank Ferguson
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Dorothy Adams
Ma Alexander Ma Alexander   See fewer
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Jerry Priddy
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Peanuts Lowery
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Al Zarilla Al Zarilla   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 747 votes